Joe Giangrasso has the unique and distinguished career of working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the New York Yankees in 2011-2013. Prior to working with the Yankees, Joe was the Strength Coach for the Milwaukee Brewers Dominican Instructional League. His experience also includes working for two years in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Chatham Anglers. His goals included demonstrating the value a strength coach holds to a team and players who were unaware of how to train during the summer season. Today, he is a consultant to more than twenty professional baseball players.
The type foods, nutrients we consume and ABSORB will change our genetic expression. Issues like food sensitivities, leaky gut, poor absorption and eating the wrong foods for the individual's genotype will drastically change physical and mental performance through activation of specific genes and hormones.
Mindset, determination and ambition fuel talent. Without the right mindset talent is wasted. Let’s go back to your playing days! How many guys seemed to have it all? Perfect genetics, height, weight, strength, and skills where everything seemed to just come easy as pie.
To create the breakthrough for our athlete we need to influence them by creating leverage. We create leverage as coaches, parents and mentors when we fully understand their approach, emotions, feelings and thoughts, and use that understanding to help them step into change.
As I was reading the book Why The Mighty Fall by Jim Collins, he explained that he was asked to give a speech in 2008 at West Point to a group of “great students.” Thinking he was going to speak to cadets, he was told that he’d speak in front of 12 US army generals, 12 CEOs, and 12 social sector leaders.